Arm’s length funding–and the excellence and independence it protects–are under threat.
The Comcast-Time Warner Merger is Dead (and Other April Stories)
The mega media company folded under pressure from lawmakers, other mega companies, and everyday Americans.
Big Tech Wants a Piece of the Performing Arts Action (and other March stories)
Reshaping how people listen to music, buy tickets and find fans.
Landmark Victory for Proponents of Net Neutrality (and other February stories)
Has the dream of a fair, fast and open Internet been saved?
Est-ce Que Nous Sommes Tous Charlie? (and other January stories)
This month’s attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo raises questions about freedom of speech, the role of satire in conflict, and the context for art.
The Sony Hack: More Than Just The Interview (and other December stories)
The cyberattack on Sony caused an international incident with North Korea. But the hack exposed more than just a controversial movie.
Detroit Institute of Arts Collection Rescued by “Grand Bargain” (and other November stories)
It took two years, nearly $1 billion, and a deus ex machina – but the DIA’s art is finally safe from creditors.
The Turtles Shake Up the Digital Music Industry (and other October stories)
The Turtles (“So Happy Together”) are the unlikely beneficiaries of a ruling that could lead to new protections for performers in sound recordings made prior to 1972.
Improving Access: New York’s Municipal ID Cards (and other September stories)
Following in the footsteps of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New Haven, in 2015, New York City will begin issuing municipal identification cards to undocumented immigrants, with an arts-oriented twist.
Labor disputes at the Metropolitan Opera resolved (and other August stories)
The show will go on at the Metropolitan Opera, thanks to a labor agreement that, among other things, allows an independent analyst to monitor the opera’s fiscal health on behalf of its employees – and could have widespread impact within the nonprofit sector.